Friday, June 11, 2010

LUCOSE CHAMAKALA, Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae
Personal Data:
Surname Chamakala
Name Lucose
Date of birth 6 June 1966
Postal Address Dharmaram College, Bangalore 560029, India
Email Address

Bachelor of Philosophy 1986-1988
DVK, Bangalore (First Class with Distinction)
Bachelor o f Science (Physics) 1989-1992
M.G. University, Kottayam (First Class with Distinction)
Bachelor of Theology 1992-1995
DVK, Bangalore (First Class with Distinction)
Licentiate in Moral Theology 1996-1998
Alphonsianum, Rome (Magna cum Laude)
Doctorate in Moral Theology 1998-2002
Alphonsianum, Rome (Summa cum Laude)
Doctoral Dissertation: The Sanctity of Life vs The Quality of Life: A Critical Study of the Writings of Germain Grisez, Helga Kuhse, and Richard McCormick

Guest Lecturer of Bio-Medical Ethics, DVK: 1998
Lecturer of Moral Theology, DVK: 2002-2004
Assistant Professor of Moral Theology, DVK: 2004-2007
Associate Professor of Moral Theology, DVK: 2007-
Director of Licentiate Programme in Theology, DVK: 2006-2008
Head of the Department of Moral Theology, DVK: 2005-2008
Director, Centre for Biblical and Theological Studies (CBTS), DVK: 2004-2008
Associate Director, Centre for Biblical and Theological Studies, DVK: 2008-

Subjects Taught:
Bio-Medical Ethics
Theology of Sexuality and Marriage
Fundamental Moral Theology
Foundations of Christian Ethics
Theology of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing the Sick
Consecrated Life, Sexuality and Celibacy
Sanctity of Life as the Foundation of Bio-Medical Ethics
Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Consecrated Life and the Commandments
Religious Formation and Sacredness of Life
The Problem of Evil, Sin and Salvation

The Sanctity of Life vs The Quality of Life, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2005.

“John Paul II, the Promoter of Human Life.” Indian Journal of Family Studies (April 2006), 37-56.
“Assisted Reproductive Technologies: A Catholic Perspective,” In Catholic Contributions to Bioethics, eds. B. Julian and H. Mynatty, 246-264. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2007.

Current Research Interests:
Theology of the Gospel of Life
Public Health and Human Dignity
Stem Cell Research and Cloning
Cosmetic Surgeries and Treatments
Natural Law and Global Ethics

Visiting Scholar at Institutes:
Samanvaya Theological College, Kolchoor, Chattisgargh
St. Ephrem’s Theological College, Satna
Vidya Deep College, CRI Brothers’ Institute of Theology, Bangalore
St. Joseph’s Major Seminary, Khammam, Andhra Pradesh

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